Tag: OT

Series tied 2-2 as Predators beat Sharks 4-3 in triple OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years, giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty to celebrate.

Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12 of the third overtime, & the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 early Friday morning in the longest game in franchise history.

''It took a long time, yet thanks we have Fish,'' Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne said.

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Carroll scores 21, Raptors beat Heat in OT to tie series

Carroll scores 21, Raptors beat Heat in OT to tie series

TORONTO (AP) — This time, overtime went the way of the Toronto Raptors.

Jonas Valanciunas made sure of it.

DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, Valanciunas had 15 points & 12 rebounds, & the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 96-92 on Thursday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

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Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2

Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent’s net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination.

Hornqvist fired a loose puck between Braden Holtby’s legs 2:34 into overtime to donate the Penguins a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in Game 4 of the tightly contested second-round series.

Washington’s Mike Weber tried to steer the puck out of harm’s way in front of the net, yet it went right to Hornqvist charging in from the right circle. The burly forward buried it for his fifth goal of the postseason to donate the Penguins a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Boyle's OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

Boyle's OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Boyle delivered a complex hit & then took advantage of a lucky carom to obtain the Tampa Bay Lightning a huge playoff win.

Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.

Seconds before the Lightning’s rush on their winning goal, Boyle delivered a complex shoulder hit to the head of Thomas Hickey on the left side after the Islanders defenseman had sent the puck forward. No penalty was called on the play.

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Boyle's OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Boyle delivered a complex hit & then took advantage of a lucky carom to obtain the Tampa Bay Lightning a huge playoff win.

Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.

Seconds before the Lightning's rush on their winning goal, Boyle delivered a complex shoulder hit to the head of Thomas Hickey on the left side after the Islanders defenseman had sent the puck forward. No penalty was called on the play.

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Sadler wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega after OT wreck

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Elliott Sadler celebrated his 41st birthday Saturday with his first victory in almost two years.

Mired in a drought that dated to May 4, 2014, Sadler didn't mind waiting through a five-minute post-race review by NASCAR to be named the winner of the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR had to determine who was the actual leader when a caution froze the field in overtime. Brennan Poole crossed the complete line first, yet was denied his first career Xfinity Series win when NASCAR said the field was frozen with Sadler still ahead of Poole.

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Hickey scores in OT to lift Islanders past Panthers 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Hickey saw an opening in overtime, went to the net & gave the New York Islanders a huge win in their Brooklyn postseason debut.

Hickey scored 12:31 into the extra period to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday in Game 3 of their first-round series, giving New York a win in its first playoff game at the Barclays Center.

''We had a satisfactory shift & grinded them out a little bit,'' Hickey said. ''Somebody went to change, I saw a gap, & an unbelievable pass & (it) just received off my stick.''

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Leonard scores 26, helps Spurs beat Thunder in OT, 102-98

Leonard scores 26, helps Spurs beat Thunder in OT, 102-98

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs received an unexpected battle in their final home game of the season Tuesday night.

But they found a way to win, just as they have in all yet one home game this season at the AT&T Center.

Kawhi Leonard had 26 points & San Antonio rallied to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime to complete 40-1 at home this season, matching an NBA record. The Boston Celtics had the same record in 1985-86.

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Crosby nets OT winner, Penguins top Rangers 3-2

Crosby nets OT winner, Penguins top Rangers 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby & the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing their best hockey of the season with the playoffs just a couple of weeks away.

Crosby scored on a deflection at 4:30 of overtime & the surging Penguins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Sunday night in a potential first-round preview.

”It was a satisfactory play by Tanger (Kris Letang) to throw it into an area where I could tip it,” said Crosby, who has 32 goals.

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Crosby nets OT winner, Penguins top Rangers 3-2

Crosby nets OT winner, Penguins top Rangers 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby & the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing their best hockey of the season with the playoffs just a couple of weeks away.

Crosby scored on a deflection at 4:30 of overtime & the surging Penguins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Sunday night in a potential first-round preview.

”It was a satisfactory play by Tanger (Kris Letang) to throw it into an area where I could tip it,” said Crosby, who has 32 goals.

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